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Match Preview: Connacht Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2023-12-01

Welcome to new senior coach Jacques Nienaber!

Nienaber joins Leinster after winning the World Cup a second time as Rassie Erasmus's assistant. Now technically his role for the last four years was "Head Coach" but there was no doubt that when it really mattered in the big games the notorious DOR Rassie Erasmus took over again and called the shots. Now in some respects that's a bad thing for Jacques as he doesn't get the credit a coach with his title would normally get for winning a world cup.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Munster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2023-11-24

Leinster returned to first place in the table last week after the expected heavy win over the Scarlets.

The scoreline was actually a little bit deceptive though. Leinster took advantage of the Scarlets getting a yellow card in the first phase of the game to race into a lead in the first quarter. However after that the quality of rugby for the next 30 minutes would technically be best described as "shite".
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Scarlets

by Jim O'Connor, 2023-11-17

Leinster moved back up the table after their bonus-point win over the Dragons last week.

After a couple of weeks in the unusual surroundings of the lower and mid table, Leinster are back near the top of the table in second place just behind the Bulls on point difference. It's early days of course but the league has been nicely competitive so far this season with not too many one-sided games.
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Match Preview: Dragons vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2023-11-12

Let's be honest, Sunday rugby rarely gets the blood flowing. When it's a Sunday lunchtime kickoff it's worse again. But a Sunday lunchtime kick-off away to Dragons in Newport? That's one for the purists!
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Edinburgh Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2023-11-03

Leinster got back to winning ways last week.

The Sharks promised more than they delivered (pretty much on-brand for them) and Leinster ultimately won comfortably enough. The scrum was better and there were some nice moments of skill in the difficult conditions.
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